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What South African motorists want: Yep, it’s a Hilux

What South African motorists want: a Hilux The Toyota Hilux is South Africa’s most desired used car in the land! This much has emerged from an analysis of AutoTrader search data during the 2020 calendar year. The Hilux – the most searched for bakkie on AutoTrader in 2020, the most sold new bakkie in the… Continue reading What South African motorists want: Yep, it’s a Hilux

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SA Hilux crews all set to take 2020 Dakar in Saudi

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota Gazoo Racing will field four of the latest SA-assembled Hilux racing bakkies for the 2020 Dakar Rally – to be raced in Saudi Arabia – when the event starts in Jeddah on January 5. Defending pair Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and Mathieu Baumel (France) won the 2019 event as well… Continue reading SA Hilux crews all set to take 2020 Dakar in Saudi

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Flying Gazoo Hilux clocked by a rock and out of lead

ERFOUD, Morocco – Stage 4 of the 2019 Rally of Morocco was always going to be a tough one. With a race distance of 409km, shortened to 311km due to a technical problem with the organiser’s helicopter, the stage was one with hair on its chest. In the end it claimed the scalps of Toyota… Continue reading Flying Gazoo Hilux clocked by a rock and out of lead

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Hip-hip, Gazoo! SA-built Hilux takes all 10 stages of Silk Way

First on Stage 10 for Al Attiyah/Baumel Fourth victory in 2019 for Al Attiyah/Baumel First driver to win Dakar and Silk Way in same year JIAYUGUAN, CHINA – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel brought their South African-built Toyota Hilux home in first place on Stage 10 of the 2019… Continue reading Hip-hip, Gazoo! SA-built Hilux takes all 10 stages of Silk Way

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SA Toyota Hilux crew dominating Mongolia rally

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel have taken first place from Stage 4 of the 10-stage event in their SA-assembled Hilux bakkie – their fourth stage win – which put them 27 minutes ahead of the pack. The route was a loop of 470km, starting and finishing near… Continue reading SA Toyota Hilux crew dominating Mongolia rally

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Hilux GR Sport: Live the Spirit of Gazoo Racing in flash bakkie

Limited numbers – get in quick with a deposit Really classy machine as the Hilux lives on Auto only – but performance and 4×4 included JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota has created a limited-edition Hilux bakkie badged as the Hilux GR Sport and regarded by the automaker as the next chapter in Toyota’s GR product… Continue reading Hilux GR Sport: Live the Spirit of Gazoo Racing in flash bakkie

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Hilux or Ranger? Which bakkie has best resale value?

Do YOU know what your vehicle is worth? Brand and model can influence cash value An expert compares two rival bakkie brands JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger – two of the most popular bakkies in South Africa – have for long wrestled for market share. Some people swear by the Hilux, others… Continue reading Hilux or Ranger? Which bakkie has best resale value?

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Dakar: Tough day in mountains for SA Toyota Hilux team

Clean runs for all three Toyota SA  crews Mountains slowed much heavier Hiluxes Halfway done – catching-up to do LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – Another long day (Thursday) saw the Dakar Rally move from Peru to Bolivia, trading the soft dunes that marked the opening stages of the race for fast gravel tracks. The race also reached… Continue reading Dakar: Tough day in mountains for SA Toyota Hilux team

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New Hilux on line for Sun City SA X-Country challenge

Testing time for Toyota SA Dakar entry Looks the same – but check under the skin Heavy load ahead for off-road ace Giniel JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA will campaign its all-new Toyota Hilux Dakar challenger at this weekend’s Sun City 400 – the penultimate round in the 2017 SA Cross-Country Series –… Continue reading New Hilux on line for Sun City SA X-Country challenge

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3 SA-built Hiluxes in 2017 Dakar top 10

Fight to the finish by SA crews Peugeot entries take 1,2,3 for race 13th Dakar win for Peterhansel BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The Dakar 2017 has parked at last here in the Argentine capital after Stage 12 and after a rather disastrous event in which two race stages were cancelled, torrential rain flooded a bivouac… Continue reading 3 SA-built Hiluxes in 2017 Dakar top 10